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Rightful Air

There was an angry boot

Married to a strong-willed neck

Cruel one awaits dawning karma

Now retreats to sadistic role – today’s currency

Scarred one smiles in opposition… 28 more words

Poetry

Masculinities 101 Week in Review

Did you miss any masculinities or gender equity news this week? No worries…we’ve got you covered!

There were some wonderful posts this week at Masculinities 101. 316 more words

Masculinities

Shootout in a Philly Hotel (Video)

The Philadelphia Police Department released the below video of a gun battle that took place in the hallways of a motel last month in the Rhawnhurst neighborhood of the city. 168 more words

Policing

Marine Guard Shot To Death By Colleague At NC Base

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) – A Marine posted at the main gate of a North Carolina base shot and killed a colleague inside a guard shack Tuesday, a military spokesman said. 293 more words

National

Playing Politics with Prison Rape

In late March, Texas Governor Rick Perry sent a letter to the Department of Justice (PDF) bemoaning the fact that his state would have to comply with key provisions of federal legislation intended to reduce sexual violence in prisons and jails.   1,123 more words

Research

FBI Smashes Alleged Radical-Right Terror Plot in Texas | Hatewatch

After setting up a Facebook page called American Insurgent Movement AIM, Talbot allegedly sought to recruit five or six like-minded people who wanted “to restore America Pre-Constitutionally and look forward to stopping the Regime with action by bloodshed.” He wrote this year on the AIM page that he was seeking people interested in “walking away from your life … to stop the regime.”The crimes Talbot was plotting to carry out — detailed in a six-page criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Texas — sound eerily similar to a series of terrorist attacks carried out 30 years ago by members of an infamous neo-Nazi group called The Order, also known as the Silent Brotherhood or Brüders Schweigen in German. 45 more words

International

ARE WE ARE FREE OF APARTHEID HORRORS THAT TURNED US INTO THESE SHELLS AND SHADOWS OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WE MIGHT HAVE BEEN?

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a very good idea.

But if a worthy life characterised by the right to human dignity for the greatest number (as opposed to the constant spectre of death, disease, hunger, injury and sense of superfluity), are used as a set of measures of how far we have dealt with the violent oppression and exploitation of Apartheid, then that’s all the TRC was: a well-intentioned idea.  1,159 more words

Violence